Senator Joni Ernst Inspires Women To Run For Office While Announcing Her Campaign Run

Senator Joni Ernst has just confirmed her re-election bid for 2020, and she is telling others to join her in the fight. “Bring it on,” she proclaimed to reporters last Friday. Ernst is credited as the first Iowa woman elected to Congress, and was recently elected as vice chairwoman of the Senate Republican office (and is the first woman to hold this position since 2010)

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Women Take Over MLB Industry

The MLB’s Diversity and Inclusion team has set out to involve more women in the industry. The team’s initiative is to bring a larger amount of diversity to the table in hopes of showcasing different talents throughout the MLB company. Sixty women, with experience in both baseball and softball, were invited to a two-day event where they are able to showcase their talents in either playing, coaching, or scouting.

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Meghan Markle Surprises Students at King’s College London

On December 5th, the Duchess of Sussex, Meghan Markle, surprised students and faculty at King’s College London. In collaboration with the Association of Commonwealth Universities (ACU), Markle and a group of professors and student leaders discussed how universities can aid issues like “human trafficking and modern slavery, gender equality and inclusion, peace and reconciliation, and climate change and resilience.”

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Malala Yousafzai Receives International Activist Award from Harvard

After accepting an award from Harvard University, education activist Malala Yousafzai gave her take on issues like refugee policy, global warming, and girls’ education. She explained, “Right now, there are 130 million girls who do not have access to a quality education. We should all make it our challenge to challenge those critical views, all those religious beliefs, and all those cultures that deny us an education.”

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Chanel Says Adieu to Exotic Skins

Chanel made headlines this week when it announced that it was banning the use of exotic skins. While many industry insiders were shocked by the news, some of the brand’s signature pieces—including the sharkskin Boy Bag and Mini Flap in alligator—vanished from its website.

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Ameni Esseibi: the Arab World’s First Plus-Sized Model

When the US-based size-inclusive retailer 11 Honore launched in Dubai, it wanted curvier Arab models to show how the clothes fit on a plus sized model from the area, and they found Ameni Esseibi. Esseibi encourages girls who are plus sized to never believe anyone who says they can’t do something because of their weight, pointing to her growing success as proof. She says that plus sized is beautiful and full of possibilities.

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Halima Aden: First Muslim Woman to Wear A Hijab On the Runway

If you follow runway fashion, chances are you’ve heard of Halima Aden. At 21 years old, Aden is making history as the first Muslim woman to wear hijab in fashion shows. Born in a Kenyan refugee camp after her family escaped the Somali civil war, Aden arrived in the States speaking no English and feeling self-conscious of her outsider status. Years later, she’s catapulted from high school homecoming queen to a contract with IMG.

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Is the Fashion Industry a Giant Monopoly?

A recent report on the state of fashion in 2019 conducted by McKinsey & Company revealed that only 20% of the 500 companies examined made 128% of the industry’s total profit in 2017. 97% of that profit came from just 20 companies, including “super winners” like Hermès, H&M, and Inditex (the parent company of Zara).

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How My Friends See Me Versus How I See Me

A constant argument that I’ve had with virtually every close friend of mine occurs whenever I love a photo of them that they hate, or vice versa. I once posted a picture I loved of a friend on Facebook, and she rang me within five minutes to demand I take it down. I decided to explore the difference between how we see ourselves and how others in our lives see us.

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